The 2018-2019 Jog-a-Thon is October 5th. 

2018 Jog-A-Thon Schedule
  • 7:00 – 8:00         Set-up
  • 8:15 – 8:45          Kindergarten
  • 9:00 – 9:30         1st grade & Lower ALC
  • 9:45 – 10:15       2nd grade
  • 10:30 – 11:00     3rd grade
  • 11:00 – 1:00       Lunch Break
  • 1:00 – 1:30          4th Grade & Upper ALC
  • 1:45 – 2:15          5th grade
  • 2:15 – 2:35         Clean Up

What is the Jog-A-Thon?

The Jog-A-Thon is Oak Hill Elementary’s ONLY major fundraiser of the year. Students earn money for our school through either flat donations or per lap pledges. They will jog or walk with their grade level for 30 minutes the day of the event.

When is the Jog-A-Thon?

This year it is on Friday, October 5th from 8:15am-2:15pm.

What are our goals for 2018?

Our goal this year is to raise $40,000 and have 100% student body participation!  If each student raises a minimum of $70, we would easily surpass our goals!

How to collect pledges…

We will once again be using Pledgestar in addition to the donation envelopes to reach out to friends and family both near and far. You do need to set up your Pledgestar account every year! Go to to get your account set up for this year. Instructions were included with the packet sent home with your kids. If you need help, call PledgeStar at 1-888-598-7510 or email your Jog-a-Thon team at and we’ll get right back to you!

Matching Funds

Matching funds from employers are a huge opportunity to help make your donation go further! Many companies in our area will match your donation, please check our list of Employee Matching Companies to see if your company participates.

Columbia Matching:
Employees must submit a copy of the official receipt of their personal donation to for corporate matching consideration. Please maintain the original receipt for your personal tax records. CSC will match these donations twice annually (June and December).

Click Here for Intel and Nike Specific Matching Instructions

Click Here for Microsoft Matching

Can you run with your child?

YES! We love when families come to run with their kids or cheer them on! It is strongly requested that visitors who plan on being at the school the day of the event to either run with or cheer on their children have their background check completed.

What Volunteer Needs Exist?

It takes many volunteers to make this amazing event and fundraiser happen. We need adults to help tally laps for every class and each grade level as well as helpers for set-up and clean-up. Feel free to come run with your child or cheer them on and then volunteer to tally laps for another grade level.  As the date gets closer, volunteer sign-ups will be posted.

All volunteers and visitors need to complete the district’s volunteer background check before being eligible to work with students and volunteer in the school and classroom. It only takes a few minutes! Please visit to get started.

Why is the Jog-A-Thon Important to Oak Hills Elementary School?

The Jog-A-Thon is a fun way to fundraise for Oak Hills Elementary and is what we base our PTO budget off each year! Because of the success of the Jog-A-Thon, we don’t have to sell other goodies, our fundraising is pretty much done with this one event!  It raises money for OUR SCHOOL and pays for the extras that benefit our kids such as:

Oak Hills Jog a Thon Supports

In addition to these every day costs, the Jog-A-Thon has helped to fund some BIG projects over the years such as:

  • Chromebooks for the classrooms
  • Smart boards
  • iPads
  • Playground equipment
  • Rock climbing wall


Full funding from Jog-A-Thon fundraising will allow us to support everything that our students and teachers need. Additional funds will be earmarked for the new track fund, providing a much-needed new track for our students! We are so thankful for the hard work of our students and the generosity of our community. By working together, we know we can continue our community’s tradition of supporting its school!


A big THANK YOU to our 2018 Sponsors!

$500 or More

Bethany Athletic Club

Club K

MedConnect Pro

Umpqua Home Mortgage

D&R Heating and Air

Therapeutic Associates Bethany Physical Therapy

The Meating Place



Bethany Family Pet Clinic

Bethany Public House

New Vision Dance Center

Somerset Christian Church

Massage and Spa at Bethany

Ron Crutcher Real Estate Broker

Westside Music School

World of Smiles

Prizes, Coupons and More

Jamba Juice

Old Spaghetti Factory

Voicebox Karaoke

Big Al’s


Enchanted Forest

Oregon Gymnastics Academy

American Girl

Portland Timbers

Piccolo Mondo Toys


Chick-Fil-A Tanasbourne




Color Me Mine


UTB Enterprises LLC/McDonald’s

(and hopefully more to come!)


If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Jog-a-Thon Coordinator at